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Sonny's BBQ

8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
+1 850-944-6633
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Barbecue
££ - £££
8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Sonny's has finally been improved. Food is still the same as all the other Sonny's. Clean salad bar and friendly staff. Thank you for updating this Sonny's. Keep it up!

Thank Weekendouting
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very reasoable prices, great service, wonderful, tasty bar b que! One of the best in the area, packed on a Sunday afternoon, but service was fast and friendly! Will definitely return when I’m back in Pensacola.

Thank Dizymaus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was actually good, and that's saying something, considering the Sonny's quality the last few years. My only gripe is the portion sizes of both the meat and fries on The Big Deal. It was more like a sampler plate.

Thank GrownManX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a 2 meat plate and sandwich plate. Both were fantastic. I am gluten free and didn't have a problem finding something to eat. Great service and they kept our drink cups full. Excellent value.

Thank thickbluebug
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the red roof inn next to Sonny’s and decided to try Sonny’s to see how it was. The food was excellent service was good all around nice place to eat

Thank Chrisl62
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Chris. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 16 October 2017

My mother and I were in Pensacola to move her household goods from Florida to Maryland. We had checked into our hotel and wanted to get something to eat. A Sonny's BBQ was not to far away, so we decided to eat there. The service...More

Thank Alan M
SonnysBBQ, Public Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Alan. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon!

Reviewed 4 September 2017

i got the pull pork with cole slaw, was so meaty, tender and delicious. prices were very good and the service was right on and speedy. their salad bar has a large variety and is super also. this place really scores well. they have several...More

Thank Doug V
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Food was good, services was ok. Other waiters looked more attentive, perhaps ours was tired..location has been remodeled recently and looks very nice.

1  Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Always reliable and consistent. Service is never AMAZING, but is always solid and consistent as well as the food. Not sure why others can't get the basics right like they do.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

When we arrived at Sonny's around 3:30 in the afternoon for an early dinner. We have been to the restaurant numerous times and usually have a good experience. This time there were several employees standing around near the cash register and several more near the...More

Thank Ella M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8313 Chellie Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526-7941
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-944-6633
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In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, we're still a local BBQ joint. We just happen to be in a few more locations. But we still do things the same way Floyd "Sonny" Tillman and his wife, Lucille, did back then. We still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time. We still serve generous portions. And we still believe people should be able to go out to eat and feel right at home.
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